Friends of Fisher House, John and Richard visited our Fisher House on Tuesday, donating $500 from Knights of Columbus Assembly 3236. This organization, and these two big hearts are frequent givers to care for our military families during a medical need. The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic, Family, Fraternal, Service organization. Their guiding principles are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism and their rich history include many years of service to the local community, Catholic Church, families, and young people. We love that they support two of our favorite things….families and patriotism. #knightsofcolumbusdogood
MIRAMAR BEACH — The sixth annual Eggs On the Beach cooking competition raised $40,000 for local nonprofit organizations, including its two nonprofit partners, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast and Food for Thought.
Held at Seascape Resort on Sept. 28, the family-friendly event welcomed more than 750 tasters and volunteers who sampled an array of delicacies cooked on Big Green Eggs by 25 cook teams.
Food for Thought and the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast each received a $16,250 donation from the 2019 EggFest.
“Our sixth annual event was a great success due to our amazing cook teams, volunteers and sponsors,” said Bay Breeze Patio co-owner and event founder Susan Kiley. “We feel proud to have created one of the best food festivals in the area. It is humbling to see the community come together to support these great causes.”
In the nonprofit category, South Walton Academy earned first place and a $3,500 donation. In second place, Sinfonia Gulf Coast earned a $2,500 donation toward its Youth Orchestra. The Rotary Club of Destin placed third and won a $1,500 donation.
Kevin Louthain, cooking for Westonwood Ranch’s Bacon Nation, tends to his grill during the 6th annual Eggs on the Beach Eggfest held at Seascape Resort Saturday.
Tasters voted Saltwater Restaurant Group the winner of the Taster’s Choice award. Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty earned second place and Fort Walton Beach Medical Center’s “Five Wild Blazing Medical Cooks,” placed third.
Judge’s Choice winners for 2019 were first place Saltwater Restaurants Inc., second place Setco Services in partnership with Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi, and third place Westonwood Ranch’s Bacon Nation.
Honorary judges were chef Phil McDonald and Debbie Swenerton of Black Bear Bread Co., chef Nikhil Abuvala of Roux 30a and Jack McGuckin, executive chef Bijoux Destin.
The best booth display was presented to Saltwater Restaurants Inc.
We love how our military families are raising their families to serve others. Met a nice little family today, who hosted an event to benefit our Fisher House on Eglin. They all serve, and sacrifice in defense of our nation and their daughter wanted the honor of writing the BIG check! #allinthefamily #keepingfamiliestogether
What says Welcome better than something yummy for your tummy? We have created a new partnership for the Team Eglin Newcomers providing a “snack attack” for the break, courtesy of our friends at Eglin Federal Credit Union. We pitched the idea to help with some welcome food and they said Yes! Thanks Jerry Williams and team for loving our military like we do! #lovei
Props hosted the Summertime Craft Beer Fest in June to benefit Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. This fun event, featuring 13 local and regional breweries plus small bites by Props and live music from Ryan Frederick Stroud, took place Saturday, June 29 from 2-5 p.m. at the Props Ale House in Niceville. The breweries attending were: 3rd Planet Brewing – Niceville, Bayou Brewing – Niceville, Destin Brewery – Destin, Fairhope Brewery – Fairhope, Alabama, Gulf Coast Brewery – Pensacola, Oyster City Brewing Co – Apalachicola, Ye Olde Brothers Brewery – Navarre, Karbach Brewing Co – Houston, Texas, Big Top Brewing Co – Pensacola, Serda Brewing Co – Mobile, Alabama, Strange Colt Brewery – Niceville, Pensacola Bay Brewery – Pensacola. Ticket purchase includes unlimited samples and a souvenir tasting glass.
AfterHours Customs FWB who has rebuilt a 100th Anniversary 2003 Harley Davidson Fat Boy for a raffle with a percentage of the proceeds going to Fisher House attended to show case the bike at the beer festival with raffle tickets for sale – one for $20 or six for $100. The drawing takes place Oct. 17, 2019 at Fisher House’s 12th Annual Helping Heroes Gala at The Henderson in Destin. The winner does not need to be present to win.
Props in Niceville is located at 1128 John Sims Parkway E. in Niceville.
Here are fun photos of the event and the check presentation.